• Massive petrified redwood stumps

    Florissant Fossil Beds

    National Monument Colorado

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Snowshoeing and Cross-Country Skiing

The Florissant valley under a blanket of snow.
Views of Florissant Fossil Beds during the winter.
NPS Photo by Sheena Grabski
 


During the winter, there may be an opportunity to go on a ranger-guided snowshoe hike.

Please call for more details or for current conditions, call the Monument at 748-3253.

 
A pair of snowshoes in a snow drift

Use your snowshoes to explore Florissant Fossil Beds.  Snowshoes available for use if you are attending a ranger-led hike.


When there is enough snow, Florissant Fossil Beds' gentle meadows, hills, and trails can be a great place to snowshoe or cross-country ski.

The Monument does not have any equipment available, so please bring your own snowshoes or cross-country skis.

 
Views of Aspens in Florissant Fossil Beds during the winter.
Aspens make great photography subjects during the winter at Florissant Fossil Beds.
NPS Photo by Sheena Grabski

Did You Know?

FLFO_palm frond

Although there are few known palm fronds from Florissant fossil beds, microscopic palm pollen has also been discovered. Palms are indicators of climate and suggest that the Eocene mean annual temperature was no less than 50°F.